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Toronto-based Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. (SLGI) has launched Sun Life JPMorgan International Equity Fund, the company announced on Friday.

The new fund and partnership with New York City-based investment manager J.P. Morgan Asset Management will offer clients more opportunity to add international diversification to their portfolios.

“We are excited to welcome J.P. Morgan to our diverse lineup of funds, expanding our suite of international equity products and offering more choice for our clients,” says Sadiq S. Adatia, chief investment officer, SLGI, in a statement. “A world-class fund manager with a strong global brand recognition, J.P. Morgan has extensive experience in the international equity market and shares our focus on delivering value for our clients.”

“The international equity market continues to see strong growth as more and more clients look to build well-diversified portfolios with international exposure,” adds Adatia. “This new fund will be an excellent complement to our existing international equity products.”